Gautam Gambhir, a panelist on Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the series, and a former India batter, was shocked to learn of the record.
In the third and final One-Day International at Thiruvananthapuram, Sri Lanka elected to bat first, and the Indian batsmen once again produced superb performances, with the hosts scoring a massive 390/5.
Virat Kohli, who has been in great form, once again rose to the occasion, scoring 166 runs without a loss in 110 balls, including 13 fours and 8 sixes.
Shubman Gill, who also scored his second century in the 50-over format, provided Kohli with the ideal support. The two of them combined to score 131 runs for the second wicket.
However, India captain Rohit Sharma was the only player who, despite a strong start, was unable to score a significant run. The Indian captain set an undesirable record by being caught at deep square leg for 42 out of 49 balls.
In his last 50 international innings, Rohit, who is known for big 100s, has failed to reach triple digits, the second-longest streak of his career.
Gautam Gambhir, a panelist on Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the series. A former India batter was shocked to learn of the record. Gambhir expressed his opinion that Rohit ought to be relocated to the same area as Kohli was a few months ago.
“I believe we should converse with him in the same setting. As we did when Virat failed to score a 100 over the past three and a half years. Because 50 innings in international cricket are quite a lot. We ought to be equally harsh on Rohit Sharma,” Gambhir stated.
Rohit, who made a comeback from his thumb injury. Scored a 67-ball 83 in India’s 67-run victory in the first one-day international. In the third match that took place in Thiruvananthapuram, he appeared to be in good spirits.
Gambhir mentioned that Rohit is connecting the ball well but needs to regain his form from the 2019 World Cup. He acknowledged the starts Rohit helped India get off to in the ODIs against Sri Lanka.
Rohit was then the tournament’s leading run scorer with 648 runs from nine matches. Throughout the tournament, he also scored five centuries.
“It’s not that you did not achieve a 100 in one or two series. That is the only aspect of Rohit’s World Cup performance that is lacking. He used to make big 100s, and he seems to be in good shape this time. He is good at hitting the ball, but he needs to convert.
The former cricketer continued, “One thing that has stood out for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma needs to get it back at least before the World Cup. Because these two guys will be extremely important if India must go all the way, and win the World Cup.”
In the meantime, Rohit had a forgettable appearance in 2022 and will hope for a turnaround. Particularly with the ODI World Cup, which India will host.